Lisa Karson

Cypress Inn at Miramar Beach in Half Moon Bay!


Cypress Inn Hotel on Miramar Beach


My favorite weekend getaway is the Cypress Inn at Miramar Beach. My husband and I like to go their to get away but still be close to home. We book an ocean view room and like to sit on the balcony and enjoy theCypress Inn B&B At Miramar Beach sound of the ocean. We walk along the ocean to the miramar restaurant for dinner.  The Cypress Inn has unique rooms and a wonderful staff. They have a lovely gourmet breakfast and an evening wine and cheese. Here is a little online casino description from their web site below: Check out their very cool UPDATE: has casino online accepted a plea deal in the case. rooms at online casino
The feeling of the interior design in the main building is to bring the outside in with a palette of nature”s colors from the Sea, Sky, and Earth. Mexican folk art and hand carved wooden animals add to the colorful celebration of nature. Rooms are privately tucked away from the lobby area and breakfast room. The Main Building is where you first enter the Cypress Inn, as tradition with B&B”s you ring the bell and the Innkeeper comes to warmly great you!

Brendan Aiello

Map of The Skyfarm Neighborhood!

Here is a map of the “Skyfarm” Neighborhood that is located in Hillsborough, CA 94010.

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* This is a rough sketch of the area and should be confirmed by a professional.

Brendan Aiello

Sawyer Camp Trail in San Mateo County

Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo, CA

Hey Folks,

Recently doctor”s orders required me to start exercising more. Although, I live in a beautiful neighborhood (San Mateo Park) to can walk/run/bike in, I wanted the ability to better track how far I am running, walking and bicycling. I also wanted a change of scenery.

I decided to give Sawyer Camp Trail a try, as I hadn”t been there in over 15 years. For convienence, I start at the entrance in San Mateo on at the top of Cystal Springs Road.

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David Tapper

Hillsborough Garden Tour


So we usually don’t post on Wednesdays (normally we post Mondays and Fridays), but I forgot to promote a very cool event that will be taking place this weekend. On Saturday, September 12th 2009 from 10am-4pm PST the Hillsborough Garden Tour will be taking place in Hillsborough, CA. This event is a self-guided tour of 5 Hillsborough Private Residences with spectacular gardens. This event is hosted by The San Mateo Arboretum.

Tickets Can Be Purchased at the Following Locations (Adults $35 now, Adults $40 the day of the event, Childen under 14 are free):

San Mateo: Ah Sam Florist, Central Garden Center, Golden Nursery and Wisnom Hardware

Belmont: Carlmont Nursery

Burlingame: The Green Fashion

Redwood City: Wegman´s Nursery

The garden tour also includes a plant sale, craft boutique, art displays and a raffle drawing for a contemporary fountain and other prizes.

Team Tapper will be providing full coverage of this event, so check back for reviews, photos, tour property addresses, vendor lists, and maybe even some video.

UPDATE: I was not able to go to this years Hillsborough Garden Tour because of less than perfect weather and a fly that swept my household. My appologies – next year.

Brendan Aiello

Burlingame's St. Paul's Nursery School

Saint Pauls Nursery School in Burlingame, CA

With back-to-school season in full swing, I decided to start looking into some local schools to blog about. So I figured, why not start where I started my education? I attended St. Paul”s Nursery School about 20 years ago.  Looking back, I found it to be a great starting point to my education and am proud to be an alumni of this great school!

St. Pauls Nursery School Sign

Saint Paul”s is a private preschool located on the corner casino online of El Camino and Chapin in Burlingame, CA next to St. Paul”s Episcopal Church. It is located in the Burlingame Park Neighborhood. The school has been around since 1950 and is accredited by the
National Association of the Education of the Young Child. This plan focuses on socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually while respect each child”s unique learning style & curve.

Other than a stellar educational system and staff, St. Paul”s day school is known for their Annual Halloween Fun Faire. An event that takes place every October to benefit the school while providing a fun atmosphere for students and other local children to enjoy the season!

If you have any questions about this school feel free to ask me [as a semi-active alumni] or feel free to call the school directly at (650) 344-5409.